Grateful Dead Live at Civic Auditorium on 1970-03-07
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
low-gen AUD; shn'ed by Hanno Bunjes, with thanks to Uli Teute for the AUD source; Hanno's notes
- Santa Monica, CA
- Taped by
- Transferred by
- Hanno Bunjes and Uli Teute
- Civic Auditorium
Subject: the pure uncut thing
yes, you have to deal with a little bit of aud noise, but contrariwise, it's fascinating to hear how both Peter and High Time cause the chatter to end as these people become aware of what they're hearing.
and i can just see their faces at the end of the raging China Rider; pure ecstasy.
Subject: Charlie works for me
Subject: Great show
Also- to the 5/31/09 poster - check out Tristudios. It's Bobby's project and it is free. He is not a money monger. While it is a bit annoying that every good '69-'72 show gets commercially released, there is SO much free content out there to enjoy as well. Im gonna give this show a solid 4 star rating.
~ Let the good times roll
Subject: Not Too Bad
I understand that, compared to other recordings, this tape is pretty weak, but let's keep things in perspective. It's a miracle we ever heard the Dead, and an even greater miracle we can still hear them.
Thank G-d for the Dead every day!
Subject: My first concert
Subject: The Other Other One
Deadheads were and always will be freaks of the highest order.
Subject: gotta listen/download
Subject: great jams
Subject: prime & primal
oh, the show?... a very nice "black peter" eases you into the action nice and slow, but they kick up the pace big-time by "china > rider"... it's now one of my favorite versions from this year, with an exceptionally hot transition jam... the "high time" is certainly "epic", as an earlier reviewer stated, but it seems like such a tease now that i've listened to this show a bunch of times, because the jams that follow (i'm excluding the virtually non-existant snippet of "dire"...) are definitely the meat of the show. and on this night, the dead came out swingin' some BIG fuckin' meat, if you dig... I really can't say enough about how heavy this all gets... you get dropped right in the middle of an absolutely BLISTERING "not fade away", jerry and phil combining into one vicious, jamming, freaked-out freakatoid. mickey and billy stomp into "drums" like a zulu tribe drunk on wild boar's blood... mr. lesh machine-guns' the intro into "good lovin'", and you can tell the crowd is fucking ELECTRIC... this is real shit. well, our favorite band is time-travelling by this point & they slam warp-speed into "the other one"... garcia's lines are mind-numbingly fast and pissed off sounding... just fucking crazy!... back into "not fade away" once more just because it HAS to happen this way (pre-ordained or something...), galloping like the 5 ton wild horse that they are, and then.... one of theee most ball-shredding "lovelight"'s that these ears have ever had the pleasure of hearing (keep in mind folks, i'm still listening to an AUD!!!(shocking but true...)... pigpen delivers like a MAN on this night, and the rest of the guys are playing like f'in studs.... a classic ending to what should be a classic show... take some time and enjoy this one. you deserve it.
show - five stars (easily...)
sound - 3.5 stars (not the best, but not even close to "unbearable" or "unlistenable")
Subject: Don't pay attention to below reviews
Sound - 5.75/10
Playing - 9/10
Show - 7.5/10
Subject: I dont know
Subject: what happened
Subject: China > Rider > High Time
Subject: Annoying audience tape
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